It's Chai Time ~ Rocher Chocolate Orange Cake
Although I don't like chocolate that much, especially filled chocolate, I was amazed by this cake. One of my best friends is kind of a chocolate addict and as she was having a really tough week filled with many exams this cake was a gift for her. It turned out great, she liked it very much. So if you have any chocolate or pralinés to use up you should try this recipe, you're going to love it!
Rocher Chocolate Orange Cake
16 Tabsp sugar
16 Tabsp oil (sunflower or any other)
16 Tabsp white flour
15gm baking powder
zest of 2 ver large oranges
Preheat oven to 150C. Line 2 round baking pans with baking paper. Do not grease the sides.
Beat the eggs with sugar and orange zest until very foamy and light. Add oil and beat in quickly. Combine flour and baking powder and sieve over. Beat in until well incorporated.
Fill into the 2 prepared baking pans and smooth the top. Bake for about 20 - 30 minutes until done and nicely browned. Let cool completely.
500ml heavy cream
500gm curd cheese (I used low fat)
200gm dark chocolate, grated
4 Tabsp cocoa powder
1 cup white sugar
Whip the cream to soft peaks. Add rest and beat in until smooth. Frost the two completely cooled cake layers.
50gm melted chocolate
16 Rocher pralinés
Decorate the top of the cake with melted chocolate as desired. Arrange the Rocher pralinés on top. You can also sprinkle the top of the cake with crushed chocolate bars or any other kind of filled chocolate.